SEEKING

Band to Join, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - General, Background Singer, Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Trumpet, Violin, Other Percussion, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor, Vocalist - Baritone, Upright bass, Steel guitar, Bagpipes, Trombone, Vocalist - Alto, Dobro, Fiddle, Mandolin, Banjo, Other, Flute, Harmonica.

ABOUT

Drummer from Central NJ, looking for a project. Open to covers, but looking for an established gigging/touring original act. Playing for about seven years, but only recently taken it more seriously.

I've played in a few local acts such as Perfect Crime, Department of Defense, Spinal Remains, and Billesque House Special. Most recently, I've been performing with a Guns N' Roses tribute with some friends, called Bad Obsession. I've filled in on guitar, drums and vocals for many area bands, most notably the Zombie Mafia and B-Rad & Yung. I've played many of the area venues as well as some bigger clubs out of state, everywhere from Starland Ballroom, Stone Pony, the Saint, Crock Rock, & BB Kings, among others.

I'm a graduate of the Institute of Audio Research and I currently freelance at AARIUS Studios in Sayreville, NJ as a recording engineer. I also work in several area venues in production and audio.

If you wish to contact me, e-mail me at edsiregar@ g mail.com.

Screen name:
edcigar
Member since:
Jun 28 2010
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Committed
Years playing music:
6
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week

Influences

Musically, everything from GNR to Misfits, Iron Maiden, Social Distortion, NWA, Bruce Springsteen, Dropkick Murphys, Bob Marley, Dave Brubeck, Judas Priest, Rush, Motorhead, Ramones, Black Label Society, John Legend, Megadeth, Rancid, Hootie & the Blowfish, Rancid, Anthrax, Sly & the Family Stone, Bad Brains, Tom Petty, and too many more to mention.

Drumming influences include Buddy RIch, Gene Krupa, Neil Peart, Louis Bellson, Brooks Wackerman, Mike Portnoy, Steve Adler, Bill Gotta, ROBO, Questlove, Nicko McBrain, Clive Burr, Gar Samuelson, Chuck Biscuits, and Jojo Mayer. I appreciate "virtuosos" like Danny Carey & Akira Jimbo, as well as talented soloists like John Blackwell, Dennis Chambers & Thomas Lang. I just can't do what they do!

Instrument experience:

Vocalist - General:
Advanced
Rhythm Guitar:
Moderate
Lead Guitar:
Beginner
Acoustic Guitar:
Moderate
Bass Guitar:
Intermediate
Drums:
Advanced
Violin:
Beginner
Background Singer:
Advanced
Mandolin:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

One five-piece 2001 Mapex kit (Maple finish). One three-piece 1960's era Slingerland kit (Blue pearl finish). One eight-piece 1980's era Ludwig kit (Candy Apple Red, covered with Rockenwraps). Various Zildjian, Paistie, Sabian, & Slingerland cymbals. Tama Iron Cobra double-bass pedal. Vic Firth sticks.

MUSIC